Mike Bloomberg declared Monday, April 16, 2012 Foursquare Day in New York City. Last year on 4/16 was the first Foursquare Day, celebrating the first global social media holiday. To learn more about Mike Bloomberg's Foursquare profile, check out the infographic here.
Whereas: As the Mayor of New York (both on Foursquare and IRL), I’m glad to see our City becoming home to more and more high-tech start-ups with every passing month. They’re following the trail blazed by Foursquare. Foursquare was started in 2009 by Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai right here in New York City, and since then, more than 20 million users around the world have been “checking in” non-stop. This app has had a tremendous impact on the way that companies do business, and that’s why we’re so glad to mark April 16th as Foursquare day.
Whereas: Foursquare users “check in” at different real-world locations and events to earn badges and to share experiences with their friends. If you check in somewhere more than anyone else, you’ll become “Mayor” of the venue – which is only a little bit easier than getting elected the old-fashioned way. But that title can be pretty tough to hold on to! I even briefly lost the Foursquare mayorship of City Hall to a guy named Omar. I’ve made up for that by winning the Shorty Award for Foursquare Mayor of the Year, which is without a doubt one of the highest honors that a real-life mayor can win. Fights over the title of mayor aside, the interactive aspect of Foursquare has been a huge boon to our City’s businesses. We’re glad that so many are using the app to encourage our residents to interact with the City (and each other) in new and interesting ways.
Whereas: I’ve always believed in the value of thinking like an entrepreneur, and our Administration has worked hard to foster our start-up culture. With our network of incubators, early-stage investment fund, and the new applied science campus that Cornell University and the Technion Institute of Technology are bringing to our city, we’ve made New York one of the best places in the country for the tech industry. Foursquare is a terrific example of just how far tech businesses in New York can go, and we’re glad to join them in celebrating another Foursquare Day.
Now therefore, I, Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor of the City of New York, in recognition of this important event, and in the hopes of earning my 10th badge some day soon, do hereby proclaim Monday, April 16th, 2012, in the City of New York as: